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DIMEV 879
IMEV 541.5
NIMEV Dunbar
Blithe Aberdeen thow beryl of all touns
William Dunbar, ‘The Queinis Reception at Aberdein’, A.D. 1511 — nine 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Be blyth and blisfull burcht of Aberdein’
Author(s): William Dunbar
Title(s): ‘The Queinis Reception at Aberdein’
Subjects: occasional verse
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ll.5.10, ff. 7-7v
First Lines:
Blyth aberdeane thow beriall of all tounis
The lamp of bewtie bountie & blythnes…
Last Lines:
…Thairfoir sa lang as quein thow beiris croun
Be thankfull to þis burcht of ab[er]d[ein]
Attributed Author: Quod dunbar (f. 7v)
Editions:
Laing, David. The Poems of William Dunbar. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Laing and Forbes, 1834; Supplement, 1865: 1.153-5.
Paterson, James. The Works of William Dunbar. Edinburgh: Stillie, 1863: 288-91.
Small, John, Ae. James George Mackay, George Powell McNeill, and Walter Gregor, eds. The Poems of William Dunbar. 5 pts. Scottish Text Society 2, 4, 16, 21, 29. Edinburgh, 1884-93: 2.251-3.
Schipper, Jakob. The Poems of William Dunbar. Vienna: Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1894: 298-301.
Schipper, Jakob, ed. The Poems of William Dunbar. 4 vols. Denkschriften der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophische-Historische Klasse 40/2; 40/4; 41/4; 42/4. Vienna, 1892-93: 3.99-103.
Baildon, Henry Bellyse. The Poems of William Dunbar. Cambridge: University Press, 1907: 154-6.
Craigie, William Alexander. The Maitland Folio Manuscript, Containing Poems by Sir Richard Maitland, Dunbar, Douglas, Henryson, and others. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 7 (1919), 20 (1927); Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1919, 1927: 2.55-8.
MacKenzie, William Mackay. The Poems of William Dunbar. Edinburgh, 1932: 137-9.
Kinsley, James. William Dunbar, Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958; repr. 1979: 16-18.